South Tyrone an RHI hotspot

Wednesday, 25 January 2017

THE local area has proved to be something of a hotspot for the installation of boilers under the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme.

A total of 752 boilers have been installed in the region, more than a third of the total of 2,128.

The Dungannon area has the largest share in the entire country, with 342 in the BT70 and BT71 postcode areas.

Those areas include Dungannon, Coalisland, Moygashel, Ballygawley, Killyman, Galbally, Donaghmore, Castlecaulfield, Moy and other areas.

A large number have also been installed in the Armagh area, with a total of 145 there, while Cookstown area has 81 boilers and Magherafelt 67.

There are a significant number of boilers in the Clogher Valley, with 44 in Augher, 18 in Fivemiletown, 13 each in Aughnacloy and Clogher and nine in Caledon. Twenty boilers have been installed, meanwhile, in Maghera.

Given the large agricultural and industrial industry in the area, it is perhaps unsurprising so many of the boiler installations would be in the locality.

Of the 2,128 burners applied for on the list 1014 are at commercial premises, 871 at poultry farms and with the remaining 243 at other types of farm


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